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The Satyagraha House
The Satyagraha House
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At first it was a farm. It was built in 1907 by a German architect, Hermann Kallenbach, who had accompanied once Mohanda Gandhi.

Listed today as part of historical heritage of South Africa, situated in the residential area of Orchards in Johannesburg, it is within the walls of this house that Mahatma first came up with his idea of passive resistance: Satyagraha, truth. A form of pacifist revolt that will resume later in India, leading his country to independence.

Redesigned by a historian, a curator, an architect, two decorators, and their teams, the house regained its original soul, at least the one left by Gandhi and the history of South Africa.

The Satyagraha House is a new concept combining museum and guest house. A total of seven rooms are distributed between the original house called The Kraal (African farm), a cottage, and a modern wing built more recently. The museum retraces Gandhi's life in South Africa.

A step out of time before exploring South Africa.

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